Shaping the Next One Hundred Years : New Methods for Quantitative, Long-Term Policy Analysis

dimanche 2 novembre 2003

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Shaping the Next One Hundred Years : New Methods for Quantitative, Long-Term Policy Analysis
Robert J. Lempert, Steven Popper, and Steven C. Bankes

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Abstract :
The checkered history of predicting the future-e.g., "Man will never fly"-has dissuaded policymakers from considering the long-term effects of decisions. New analytic methods, enabled by modern computers, transform our ability to reason about the future. The authors here demonstrate a quantitative approach to long-term policy analysis (LTPA). Robust methods enable decisionmakers to examine a vast range of futures and design adaptive strategies to be robust across them. Using sustainable development as an example, the authors discuss how these methods apply to LTPA and a wide range of decisionmaking under conditions of deep uncertainty.

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